Student Flu Vaccine Permission Slips

Children in Craven County Schools will be bringing home permission slips for intranasal seasonal flu vaccines available through the Health Department to be given at school.

School officials say all permission slips should be returned to the child's school by September 10.

WITN has been been told that children in the Havelock school system will be vaccinated September 18.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    These live viruses from the vaccine can be shed from recipient children for up to 21 days, even longer from adults, and in the package insert under "Precautions," the manufacturer states that: "FluMist recipients should avoid close contact with immunocompromised individuals for at least 21 days."
  • by concerned citizen Location: NC on Sep 1, 2009 at 03:13 PM
    Is not the intranasal vaccine made with a live virus? I understood that people taking the internasal, can actually spread the virus for up to 4 weeks after getting it. That people getting it are advised to stay away for anyone that an immune system that is compromised. Now why would a school or anyone else give the intranasal vaccine that spreads the virus. There is something wrong with this picture.
  • by mom2 Location: Williamston on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    Martin Co sent them home today also. Clinic will be scheduled sometime in Oct. Unfortunately, mine have to get the shots.
  • by mom on Sep 1, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    so did Pitt co schools
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